Some degree of tearing during vaginal birth is common. Such tears vary in extent; they originate from the vagina and can extend to involve the anus, and through the anus to the rectum.
It is essential that the more serious tears are recognised and repaired. Failure to recognise a tear involving the anus or failure to repair such a tear adequately can result in problems of anal incontinence. It can give rise to a negligence claim.
If a significant tear was not recognised or was inadequately repaired you should contact MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE TEAM on 0800 246 11 22 or complete the form below and we will call you back.